Ram drops a bomb just a few hours before the 2021 Ford F-150’s big reveal

Ram has crashed Ford’s party big time. Ford was all set to unveil the fourteenth generation of the F-150, which is arguably the biggest launch of the year when Ram decided to drop a teaser of the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX just hours before the F-150’s debut.

The Rebel TRX goes up against the F-150 Raptor, so this strategic timing was purely evil. What a war this is turning out to be!

Small Teaser, Big Impact

Get ready.

It’s not a mirage. bit.ly/RamTRX Ram TRX | Late Summer 2020 #RamTRX

Posted by Ram Trucks on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Coming to the teaser, the nine-second clip doesn’t even give a glimpse of the truck, but you can see it leave a dust storm behind. The clip was posted on Ram Trucks’ official Facebook page and Twitter account. The caption read, “It’s not a mirage. Ram TRX | Late Summer 2020”.

This is not the first time Ram took a jibe with the TRX at the Ford Raptor. Ram has engraved a section in the cabin of the Rebel TRX which shows a scale comparison of a human, the Rebel TRX truck, the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, after which this truck is named, and a little dino in front of it which is the Raptor.

Even the placement of the dinos is clever and could be comprehended as the T-Rex attacking the Raptor.

Here’s What We Know About the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX

New Leaks Give Us an Incredible Look at the Ram Rebel TRX's Interior and Engine Bay
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  • 6.2-liter, supercharged, V-8 HEMI Hellcat engine
  • 707 Horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • A heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system will be in place
  • No two-wheel-drive mode
  • Borg Warner-sourced transfer case
  • Adjustable suspension and steering systems
  • On the outside, it will feature wide front fenders with air vents and special Rebel grille
  • Headlights will be borrowed from the Ram 1500 Limited Black Appearance Package
  • Blacked-out dual exhaust tips and two tow hooks near them
  • All-LED center high mounted brake light
  • Flashy graphics, beadlock wheels, and a bed-mounted spare tire
  • MultiFunction Tailgate will be a great add-on
  • Alcantara and black leather upholstery
  • 12-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system
  • Control panel with switches for the traction control off, 4WD High and Low, 4WD Auto, Axle Lock
  • Performance and TRX-specific pages in the system that give out the namesake data
  • To cost as much as a fully-spec’d Ford F-150 Raptor – that’s about $70,000
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